Daniel Kaluuya will not reprise his role in Marvel and Disney’s “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.” Diversity Has been confirmed.
Kalua played W’Cabi, the best friend and confidante of T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman), in 2018’s “Black Panther,” and the security chief for the Border Tribe.
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Sources close to the project told Diversity That Kaluuya was asked to return, but she had already committed to starring in Jordan Peele’s upcoming horror film “Nope”. Kaluuya was Oscar-nominated for his role in Peele’s 2017 hit “Get Out.”
Rotten Tomatoes Jacqueline Cole First tweeted News on Wednesday.
Production on “Wakanda Forever,” directed by Ryan Coogler, ended in March, and the film is scheduled to begin on November 11. Following Boseman’s death in 2020, Marvel decided not to reprise the role of T’Challa. The sequel will instead explore other characters from the “Black Panther” world, while also leaving behind the legacy Boseman. Although it was confirmed that the original film stars Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke and Angela Bassett would return, Kalua’s position in the second film was not yet clear. “Wakanda Forever” also stars Dominic Thorne as a genius inventor, as well as Michaela Koel and Tenoch Huerta in undisclosed roles.
Kaluya is currently gearing up for the release of “Nope” on 22nd July. The sci-fi horror film stars Kaluya alongside Keke Palmer and Steven Yeun, and follows residents of an isolated town who witness a mysterious phenomenon involving a UFO and set out to investigate it.
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